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is it will increase -- by not raising the debt ceiling, you should be able to raise taxes on the wealthy, making $200,000 a year or more. host: ok. anthony in greensboro, north carolina, independent. caller: good morning. i have done quite a bit of research on the debt. what i don't hear from anybody, whether from the politicians or people asking questions, is the fact that the united states over the last 10 or 15 years has overwhelmingly started bases all over the world. over 1200 bases. and i cannot get a direct answer to actually how many. each would bring in the amount of money well over $1 trillion in just the maintenance. along with that, on the far side, after deep search, i discovered that the united states in the last eight years, since 1998, i believe, through nasa, they have come to believe in some kind of solar scenario along with an economic scenario and have been spending a lot of money in creating bases or underground cities in preparation, which is understandable, as any other nation, including japan and china have been doing themselves. host: next we will hear from a democratic calle
on your debt. well we have 2 1/2 trillion dollars coming into the treasury every year in tax revenue. we can use that tax revenue to pay the interest on our debt. therefore, we will not default. all this talk about being a deadbeat nation, that belies the fact that we have never, and will never default on our obligations. the obligation being to pay the interest on the debt. we're not a deadbeat nation and we're not going to default, period. yes. period. martha: comes down to the big question whether or not you will cut spending in order to not default on your debt. and that brings us to a larger question or one of the larger questions, which is whether or not we will be downgraded if we don't become more responsible with our spending? >> interesting you should raise that issue, martha, because 45 minutes ago, fitch, the ratings agency said, if we have another delay in raising this debt ceilingsing, if we have this political standoff again just like we had in 2011, fitch says we may be downgraded. his name is david reilly. he is managing director at fitch and he said if it is just like 2
. if the house is going to be serious about a 10-year plan, it's time with bring a tax bill to the floor. i think it would have helped us in the election if we'd run a tax bill on the floor and actually run a medicare bill. last year's budget was i think about one page. not even one page. there's a lot more heavy lifting than a one-page tax plan. i think republicans could do ourselves good by striking out prorkviding leadership, outlining what a breath program looks like, same with the house and other entitlement reform. let's secure medicare, medicaid, sos and it's one thing to have a paragraph in the budget and another to pass things on the floor. i think it's time we took that chance and put out what we're for in a detailed manner. these are serious times. it's not about gains before the next election. it's gains with our credit worthiness long-term. >> i think it's important to point out that one of the reasons leadership may be able to shorten the years to balance is buzz of the recent tax increases. so it's not just a structural change in what we're doing, it's that there have been tax incr
. >> greta: taxes and have you thought about our corporate tax rate? >> could have,we have the highest corporate tax rate in the entire world now. japan used to be number one and u.s. number two. they cut their rates and now when you combine state and federal taxes, the highest corporate tax rates in the world. >> greta: how does that affect your business? you're very successful, you're a rich man and how does it affect you and your employees. >> every dollar we pay in taxes is a dollar that we can't give back to the customers in lower prices, a dollar we can't pay to our team members and higher wages and benefits. it's a dollar that we can't give back to the suppliers with lower prices. it's a dollar that we can't donate fill v-- fi -- and you need to hear this next, but the headlines are screaming scandal. a new cheater joining the ranks of tiger woods, arnold schwarzenegger and kristin stewart. who is it? well, that's coming up. and in two minutes, a 16-year-old is drunk driving and a mother finds a public way to punish him. is she teaching him a good lesson or going too far? you se
not want to do it. he actually does want to negotiate on spending and tax reform. what he does not want to do is have that take place when the republican position on the debt takes the economy hostage. that is off the table. i think the president is smart to be firm and clear on that. next time it would be democrats if we had a republican president. ashley: would you agree, i know it is out of your area, but the senate has not passed a budget in four years now. would you agree with republicans that it is not the way to go and i could, in fact, be breaking the law without i do agree with them. we actually have not passed the budget. i am with them on this concern about our inability to actually do the basic work that a legislature must do. ashley: i know bernanke, timothy geithner, rating agencies and many more states what is the point of a debt ceiling? we routinely raise it anyway. what is the purpose? >> there is no purpose. the debt ceiling has become a device for fiscal irresponsibility. republicans and democrats both dated. senator obama voted against the debt ceiling increase. if
. mr. wilson:section 8 the congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the united states, but all duties, imposts, and excises shall be uniform throughout the united states, mr. goodlatte: i now yield to the gentleman from texas, mr. green. mr. green: to borrow money on the credit of the united states, to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the indian tribes, to establish an uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the united states, mr. goodlatte: i now yield to the gentleman from florida, mr. nugent. mr. nugent:to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures, to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the united states, to establish post offices and post roads, to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the excl
we left montgomery, we were being investigated for our taxes and they had accused him of falsifying his taxes. of course, martin was very careful about making sure that he doubted all the is and cross all the t's. he said, they're not going to find anything. they decided, the date we moved to atlanta, the law enforcement people here arrested him. i could not understand why they arrested him when he got back to atlanta. that was his home. that is what it was. they had accused him of perjury, a very serious crime. when he realized that this was what had happened -- it had to happen, he had to pay something like $1,500. not a lot of money -- in that day, it was a pretty good sum of money. he said, i do not have time to get lawyers and go to court, so i will pay this even though i do not owe it. they said that by paying it, that was an admission of guilt. he got very depressed, extremely depressed. he said, "i will spend the rest of my life trying to prove that i did not steal the money." i said, "you know you did not steal it. you just have to go on. people will eventually no." -- even
recovery already has. with that will come a gush everywhere of tax receipts which will help of offset deficits and reduce the need to borrow so much money that in time these things will take care of themselves and moreover -- >> >> bill: wait, clearly the report says to him because he is the leader of the nation you must cut and reform entitlements, u. must do it. no matter what happens with the economy and no matter what happens with the tax receipts, you have to do that bus it's unsustainable that the country can continue to spend as much money as it's spending on these entitle wants, medicare social security, social fabric, all of that he knows that. i'm saying in my heart he is rolling the dice with the future of every single american. every one. because of his, i guess, place in history would it be. he wants to be with dr. king on the mountaintop. but he is rolling the dice because he has got to know the danger is he walking into. bill, you have a point. i would say that the way that people like this president look at this problem that has to do with spending and debt is that we
million r tax adjustment and $376 million from something and $700 million from reduced mortgage loan loss. jamie dimon said challenges still exist but as we look forward to 2013 -- let me finish this thought, we look forward -- we remain optimistic. we're committed to doing our part to speed the recovery of the housing market and we continue to see favorable credit conditions across our wholesale loan portfolios. at first blush. go ahead, andrew. introduce chris. >> chris whalen is here to respond to these numbers. i'm here to say they also put out on their website today. what do you make of these numbers? >> similar to welles making up a lot of earnings numbers with cost cutting, very important. a little light on revenue, i think the story of most banks going into 2013. my guess is interest margins continuing to squeeze because of the fed. >> that's not going to get better. >> the benefit from the fed has gone by on net and tt an alarmi rate and the time's gone >> what's your thoughts on loan growth. >> as jamie said he's trying hard to put on assets, everyone in the industry is. but wit
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of march. there is no question that these big fiscal issues, taxes and spending will define the first quarter of the president's second term. >> george, talk about this term, the second term curse. we -- reagan had iran-contra, nixon had watergate. clinton had monica lewinsky. why is it that they tend to go sour. >> lyndon jonls had to resign before he ran because of vietnam. ever since roosevelt and the amendment that limited his terms, presidents tend to run out of steam and maybe even get tripped up by scandal in these second terms. i think it's kind of a natural reaction to the fact that power is moving on beyond these presidents because, in fact, they are lame ducks. the obama white house has studied this very, very closely. they know the perils of the second term. they think they can avoid the worst pitfalls, first of all, they are saying there's no scandals on the horizon but believe they can avoid the worst by having a focused agenda and moving fast. >> we'll see if they can. george, thank you very much. george will have a special inauguration edition of "this week" this morni
the california's budget picture is ing a lot rosier. >>> governor brown's prop 30 tax measure is in effect in california's budget picture is looking a lot rosier. >> it does, but there's some question now about how the governor got it top billing on the ballot. here's melissa griffin. an appeals court has ruled on a sneaky move by the governor. >> exactly. there's a reason why his measure was the top of the ticket. and molly monger's competing tax measure was far down on the ticket. and they revealed it was a abuse of power. generally the conventional wisdom is things at the top of the ballot have a better chance of passings, the further down they get on the ballot, they are more likely to vote no or not vote. how do we decide what order things go on the ballot. traditionally it's been determined by who gets their signatures in first. in last year's election, the pta backed income tax for education got their signatures in first so they should have been at the top of the ballot. jerry brown was in a pickle. he needed his prop 30 on the ballot and needed
the hard truth. people don't want to pay more taxes they don't want to see these cuts. they don't want to embrace the simpson bowl kind of proposals. these are hard choices. you and i didn't run for president. he sought the job. he is a good man. i think you would agree with that. it is his responsibility to lead us. my sense is the problem at the moment is he's allowing the dysfunction in the capital, which is there, and the public's reluctance to make hard choices, he's allowing that to lead him, he is not leading us. >> the president will lay down his agenda february 12th, the state of the union. >> it is time for your first degree weather update maria molina. >> less of the nation waking up with cold temperatures and with snow in some areas. >> especially lake-effect snow that kicked up across the lake you have cold air going over the lake waters. we are talking feet of snow in some of those areas right off the lake. i want to talk about how cold it is in the midwest and into the northeast. it has been years for some of us. you factor in the wind that's really what makes it feel so
is the republicans have agreed to raise taxes. they refused to do that for a generation. i think there will be a change on immigration. i think there's potential for bipartisan work on energy. the republican party's got to find its way back to some kind of restoration if it wants to get the white house back if it wants to control the senate again and move beyond the house. the movement they've had on the debt ceiling, democrats would call it gimmicky on some level. but we want to choose our fight difficultly. they want to push the president to deal with the spending problem this government has. you know what? all the polling reflects the fact that they're right. americans want a better economy. they want compromise. they want to cut government spending. so republicans are on the right track there. the question is how do they find a way to pressure the president in a way that's different tanhan what they've done. >> eugene? >> i think the question is whether the republican establishment, such as it is can bring along the rest of the republican party, the tea p
and the issues we deal with in the coast and trying to tie that to the tax base and relate that both from a local regional perspective but also a national perspective. when you look at it, 30% of this nation's g.d.p. comes from the gulf coast. you look at the population increase we've had. since 1970, there has been 109% increase in the gulf coast region. the people are there, the vulnerabilities are there but also it is significant to what it provides to the nation. from the states perspective and also from the gulf we recognize that healthy ecosystems also can mean healthy economies. from louisiana, what we have taken -- what we believe is a very good first effort the addressing the vulnerabilities that exist in reducing that risk is with the state's matter of fact plan which is a long- term plan to reduce the economic significance and reduce the risk across the coast. we believe we can achieve protection for all coastal communities. it is that resource that is important. the states provide and the gulf provides to the nation, it if it is going to be afforded through the nation. we believe with
opportunity for us. because in our budget that we will pass, we will lift tax reform, which many of my republican colleagues liked, but it will include revenues. it's a great opportunity to get us more revenues to help in part deal with sequestration and deal with the issue of -- >> but senator schumer, the reality is the president is willing to throw the long ball on this big sunday of football, when it comes to gun control. and yet because of his view of republican recalcitrants, he doesn't step up and show real leadership and be proactive on a big spending cut proposal and medicare put proposal because he doesn't want to go there. why throw the long ball when it comes to gun control but not take a leadership role when it comes to spending cuts? >> well, he is. in the negotiations up to the fiscal cliff, the president put things on the table. $400 billion in medicare cuts. he was talking about change cpi, which -- >> you're talking about more revenue. that's not big enough on medicare cuts according to simpson-bowles and others. >> we have already done $1.7 trillion in cuts. we've do
misery, and personal indignity. those who do work are denied a fair return for their labor by a tax system which penalizes successful achievement and keeps us from maintaining full productivity. but great as our tax burden is, it has not kept pace with public spending. for decades we have piled deficit upon deficit, mortgaging our future and our children's future for the temporary convenience of the present. to continue this long trend is to guarantee tremendous social, cultural, political, and economic upheavals. you and i, as individuals, can, by borrowing, live beyond our means, but for only a limited period of time. why, then, should we think that collectively, as a nation, we're not bound by that same limitation? we must act today in order to preserve tomorrow. and let there be no misunderstanding -- we are going to begin to act, beginning today. [applause] the economic ills we suffer have come upon us over several decades. they will not go away in days, weeks, or months, but they will go away. they will go away because we as americans have the capacity now, as we've had in the
, think about that. as a statement of state power. they conscripted wan year. they pass taxes within basically year. and they had agent of the federal government all over the south. literally taking food out of people's barns. it was the only way they could feed the army. they impressed slave which was an enormous fight. it's an fascinating part of the story. slave holders go to war to protect slavely then they find out they think the new government is there to protect their slaves in war. as it turns out the federal government wants to and needs to use the slaves to win the war. it was enormous tussle between verne nt. they wrote a clause in the constitution that congress could never abolish slavery. they literally had a problem of sovereignty. they couldn't reach the slaves as male bodies to use for military labor. they couldn't reach them without the permission of the owner. they had code codified the status of slaves as private property. they had to live with that. can you imagine a lot of the slave holders were mortgaged up to the eye balls. they weren't interested to sending th
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with early in his second term, after raising taxes and offering no spending cuts a few weeks back, here is what president obama said monday about the debt ceiling. >> so i want to be clear about this, the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america's debt limit. in
to have to deal with early in his second term, after raising taxes and offering no spending cuts a few weeks back, here is what president obama said monday about the debt ceiling. >> so i want to be clear about this, the debt ceiling is not a question of authorizing more spending. raising the debt ceiling does not authorize more spending, it simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >> mike: well, according to the congressional record, in 2006, then senator barack obama had this statement just before a debt ceiling vote and i quote, the fact that we are here today to debate raising america's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure, it's a sign that the u.s. government can't pay its own bills, it's a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government's reckless fiscal policies. leadership means that the buck stops here. instead, washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today on the backs of our children and grandchildren, therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase america'
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taxes sapped growth when you're starving for growth? >> reporter: yeah. and christine lagard, the former french finance minister is here. she and others said, yes, it's gone too far. it is stunted growth. while cutting debt, while cutting expenses, it has had the opposite infect. rather than creating growth and creating an environment for businesses to invest because they think governments are being responsible, things have slowed down so much there's been so much unemployment, 11.6% in the euro zone than it's having the opposite effect. we have to find a more dalan ba approach to how we go forward. europe has a disproportionate influence of this conversation. there is a conversation particularly vis-a-vis the united states as to how much is too much and how much austerity, how much in terms of cutting back is actually enough, christine? >> really nice to see you. when you run into indiana jones, he can have his hat back. nice to see you. >> how many bars are there over the world that have pictures of you in them? >> no, i turned 28 at a davos -- last year -- and it was one of the best b
liabilities taxes. 90% agree with him, for example, on universal background checks on the purchase of a weapon. it's very different from what happened with george bush when he won a very narrow victory in 2004, and then said he had a man date and decided he had a man date to privatize social security which was deeply unpopular. the great strength of the president here is he knows what he wants to do, he's very focused, and he has the country with him. some of this stuff is going to be tough to get through congress and you may have to fight it in the midterms and beyond, but he's going to make real progress, i think, because of what he believes and because he's got the country with him. >> well, these are kind of fundamental issues for a president, guns and keeping the government gorg and fighting for his foreign policy team. it's not like he's looked for a fight. let's face it, newtown forced everybody to deal with this. >> newtowns changed everything. >> i don't think he's looking for a fight. i think he's found one. >> i agree with you. i think since the election this has been the best perio
out with an ad targeting people in new york, by the way we don't have the state income tax in texas and also more money in your pocket so you can buy more ammo. which i thought was a pretty interesting appeal-- >> sean. >> sean: go ahead. >> i was born in new york. i was born 20 miles southwestern new york where a crazed gunman shot two, two volunteer firefighters. this is the same guy, sean, that 20-some odd years ago he bludgeoned his mom to death with a hammer and so badly the coroner couldn't recognize her. they sentham to jail and he got out. and go figure, got a gun, three weeks ago, woke up one morning with his house on fire, laid in wait behind some bushes for volunteer firefighters to arrive and the shot two of them dead and rather than sheldon silver the speaker of the house looking in the mirror and saying this is my fault for not making harsher punishment against these criminals, what do they do? they institute a weapons ban. i mean, it's just ridiculous and of all the foolish things they weren't smart enough to exempt their own police officers from it. >> can i speak to
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